|aElsie's impossible choice / |cbased on the beloved books by Martha Finley
|aFranklin, Tenn. : |bMission City Press, |cc1999
|axiv, 222 p. ; |c22 cm.
|aA life of faith series, Elsie Dinsmore series ; |vbk. 2
|aOriginally published: Mead & Company, 1868
|aSequel to: Elsie's endless wait
|aSequel: Elsie's new life
|aHaving refused to violate her religious principles, even at her father's command, nine-year-old Elsie and her father both suffer terriblyduring his recuperation from a serious illness, especially since his stepmother encourages the rift between them